Two longtime Penn State Beaver employees retired June 30

Two longtime Penn State Beaver employees retired from the University on Monday, June 30, after each completed 30 years of service.

Gary E. Fleeson and Mark A. Hertneky joined the Beaver campus in spring 1984 and carried out a broad range of duties on campus throughout their careers. Prior to working at Penn State, each had held other positions. Fleeson is a graduate of Freedom Area High School and served three years in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, where he was a helicopter mechanic. He also worked as an inspector for Armstrong Cork Company Inc., Beaver Falls; a crew leader for Swift Modular Home Systems Inc., Monaca; a chemical reactor operator at Arco Chemicals Inc., Monaca; a shop manager at Blackhawk Electric Construction Co., Beaver Falls; and a maintenance staff member at the Beaver County Times, Beaver.

Hertneky is a graduate of Ambridge Area High School and the Gateway Technical Institute, Pittsburgh. He served in the U.S. Army at the Great Lakes Naval Base; was a heavy equipment operator and mechanic with Basic Alloys, Monaca; a maintenance mechanic for Pappan’s Family Restaurant; Bridgewater; a maintenance director for Crossgates Inc. Holiday Inn, Sewickley; and an air conditioner technician for City Plumbing, Ambridge.

The men were honored for their 60 years of combined service at a campus reception held Friday, June 27, which was attended by more than 50 family members, friends, and current and former colleagues.

For more information, contact the Office of Campus and Community Relations at [email protected] or 724-773-3816.